Meet our foster families

Find out what it’s like to be a foster family with The Fostering Company.


Amanda Tinnion, 42, left her job as a team manager at Virgin Media after 15 years to become a full-time foster carer when she was made redundant with the closure of her regional office.

After being approved as foster carers in 2018, the couple have been fostering for over three years and are currently caring for three young siblings.

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Ian and Michael

Ian and Michael are two foster fathers from Sunderland.

Ian and his husband Michael qualified as foster carers on Boxing Day in 2018 and welcomed siblings into their home at the start of February the following year. The couple are hoping to become long-term foster parents to the children.

Fostering stories

Have a watch of the videos below and hear from some of our amazing foster carers.

Are you ready to start your fostering journey?

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